Where to catch State of Origin Game III in Brisbane | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Where to catch State of Origin Game III in Brisbane


Whether you’re backing the Maroons or the Blues (so, whether you’re right or wrong), here are Brisbane’s best spots for cheering and beering your way through the decider of the series, with scrum-loads of foodie specials up for grabs.

July 10 can’t come soon enough.

The Bavarian Eagle Street Pier | CBD

Footy, steins and $1 wings – name a more iconic trio. The Bavarian Eagle Street Pier is delivering all three in typical German fashion for Game III. Their extensive tap list will be in play all night, as well as Maroon and Blue coloured beer being served up in their iconic glass boots, perfect for washing down dozens of saucy, $1 wings all game long. Book a table here.

Blutes Bar | Fortitude Valley

Blutes Bar is proudly supporting the mighty Maroons from the heart of the Valley this Origin series. Get down early to score a half-price burger and beer, and prepare to get loud in support of Queensland. Raffle tickets will be sold all night long, and those who register early for the event will receive a $5 venue voucher.

Little Big House | South Bank

South Bank’s Little Big House is literally turning maroon this Origin series. With an abundance of TVs screening the games and frothy beers pouring all night, it’s a sunshine state of mind at this classic Queensland house on stilts.

Osbourne Hotel | Fortitude Valley

Boasting one of the biggest screens in the Valley, Osbourne Hotel is offering a live and loud experience in their very own backyard for Game III. $10 pizzas and $10 serves of wings will be on offer from 7pm, as well as over 90 tapped beers. For those who want to party post-game, the Osbourne will also be hosting a Carlton Dry after-party after to celebrate the final game. Secure your spot in front of the big screen here.

Vanilla Pod | Albion

For all you sweet-tooths wanting to celebrate Origin a bit differently, Vanilla Pod has you covered. Their limited edition range of State of Origin cupcakes are to-die-for and are the perfect way to show your true colours. The vanilla butter cakes come in maroon, blue, or mixed team colours and can be ordered here.

The Elephant Hotel | Fortitude Valley

Dishing up a feast fit for a QUEENslander, lace up and race down to The Elephant Hotel to enjoy $10 burgers, your favourite, frothy Origin coldies on tap, and live entertainment in the yard to follow the final game.

Breakfast Creek Hotel | Albion

Forget the footy jersey, you’ll want to pack a (maroon) bib this Origin when you head to The Breakfast Creek Hotel. Challenge yourself to their Steak of Origin feast: a whopping 1kg steak for $45. With glorious extra wide-screen TVs positioned throughout the entire venue, you won’t miss a second of the action during the decider.

Our money’s on beer and bites for the real winner of the night.

Words by Elizabeth Markwell and Jane Bartley
- the gourmands who love sports...bars.